Hi, I have a 2006 Chrysler 300c with 134,000 miles. I just replaced the front and back brakes for the first time. A week or so before the brakes were replaced the ABS started to activate on dry roads when I applied the brakes. This happened at any speed not just right before the car stopped. My mechanic wanted me to take it to the dealership and have it checked before the brakes were replaced. The dealer said the ABS was activating because the pads were low, so I took the car back to my mechanic and had the brakes replaced. Well the problem has not gone away. I took the car back to the dealership and they ran it on the computer and found nothing. So the next step was to install new brake sensors, but this also did nothing. The dealership said the next step would be to replace the wheel hubs at $225 per wheel, but they could not give any assurance that this would fix the problem. I decided to take the car to another mechanic that was recommended by my first mechanic. This new mechanic, did some checking and also could find nothing. They did offer to do some special testing with their scope but I would have to pay for the time spent, which could be from 1 hr to 8 hrs. I agreed to have them spend 2 to 3 hours and see what they could find. Once again nothing, they did agree with the dealership that wheels hubs would be the next step, but it may not fix the problem. Both the dealership and the 2nd mechanic are reluctant to replace the wheel hubs because they can not guarantee if it will fix the problem, nor do they know what hub is the problem so it’s a gamble. The brakes work fine, but I am a little scared to keep driving the car. Do I gamble $1000 on the hubs or look for a new car?
Thanks Polan in Lancaster Pa